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Ted Nelson's Junk Mail Cartons

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Throughout his long and varied career, pioneer and visionary Ted Nelson investigated technical possibilities of all kinds.  He checked reader service cards from magazines in a wide variety of industries, unleashing torrents of further information on products, services and academic research. 

Companies large and small, ranging from large names like IBM and Burroughs to short-lived startups, sent their brochures, catalogs and flyers-- mailings from aerospace, engineering, print/publishing and many examples of documentation from the early days of computing.

After looking, Dr. Nelson threw these in cartons, which have survived by accident.

These items are now being scanned in and presented for browsing at the Internet Archive. Whether for nostalgia, reference or research, this collection gives deep insight into the self-image and language of many companies, as well as the visual style of many long-lost aspects of the 20th century's industries.

For more information on Ted and his many projects, visit: http://ted.hyperland.com/

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User's guide to Life Sciences Instrumentation - WESCO, Washington Engineering Services Company, Inc. 1966
Topics: mod, guide, data, copyright, cardiac, edition, digital, instrument, sciences, monitor, copyright...
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Monitor 8540 display editor - Monitor Systems 1968
Topics: display, monitor, data, digital, interface, cursor, lieu, selection, transfer, aydin, digital...
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Monitor 8040 character and format generator - Monitor Systems 1968
Topics: display, character, leader, generator, monitor, memory, refresh, input, output, data, refresh...
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Computer display monitors - TSD Display Products, Inc. 1979
Topics: screen, display, data, tsd, touch, horizontal, digitizer, operator, microseconds, vertical, touch...
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CRT monitor, D 13-27 - Amperex Electronic Corp. 1964
Topics: deflection, voltage, electrode, electrodes, blanking, amperex, cathode, plate, volts, scan,...
ASI programming systems description - Advanced Scientific Instruments
Topics: fortran, asi, program, programming, series, advance, subroutine, language, listing, symbolic,...
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PDP-10 series computer - Digital Equipment Corp.
Topics: digital, massachusetts, equipment, memory, macro, corporation, monitor, multiprogramming, modes,...
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Graphic Times, Vol.1 No.3 July 1981 - Megatek Corp.
Topics: megatek, whizzard, graphics, raster, computer, vector, software, color, graphic, display, computer...
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Display systems - Monitor Systems, an Aydin company
Topics: display, character, monitor, refresh, memory, data, generator, sync, computer, output, refresh...
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Technical data on signal monitors and related equipment - CEI 1964
Topics: band, input, cps, frequency, modulated, bandwidth, output, minimum, produces, signal, signal...
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Technical data on VHF and related equipment - CEI 1964
Topics: agc, input, band, gain, demodulator, signal, output, specifications, modules, tuner, gain control,...
Breadboarding & test equipment - CSC, Continental Specialties Corp. 1976
Topics: pulse, logic, power, experimentor, input, maximum, test, specialties, solderless, digital, power...
Fiber-optics cathode-ray tube visicorder oscillograph, model 1806 - Honeywell
Topics: paper, sweep, input, crt, honeywell, horizontal, recording, signal, transverse, recorded, paper...
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Multiscan rear projector, RVP-6000Q/6000QM, PC-1270/1270M - Sony
Topics: bnc, interface, projector, sync, phono, monaural, input, rear, ifb, supplied, signal interface,...
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Mounted monitor and VCR - Peerless Sales Company
Topics: peerless, vcr, mount, ceiling, installation, wall, monitor, enclosure, mounts, model, peerless vcr,...
The Interactive Exchange, Vol.3 No.12 Dec 1991 - Monitor Information Services
Topics: multimedia, interactive, iics, chapter, conference, tion, ibm, videodisc, videodiscs, interactive...
Multimedia Handisc, macintosh multimedia handbook-on-disc - Monitor Information Services
Topics: multimedia, handisc, macintosh, monitor, paracomp, hypercard, digidesigns, media, quick, farallon,...
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Graphic Times, Vol.1 No.3 July 1981 - Megatek Corp
Topics: whizzard, megatek, graphics, raster, display, refresh, vector, computer, color, graphic, computer...
Topics: electrohome, projection, screen, rear, video, monochrome, vac, terminals, mounting, keystone,...
Monilogic Series 5 integrated circuit logic cards - Monitor Systems Inc.
Topics: monilogic, logic, series, cards, nand, card, gates, circuit, integrated, fort, monilogic series,...
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Integrated Circuit Tester model 851 - Monitor Systems Inc. 1966
Topics: circuit, integrated, tester, program, model, test, testing, diode, switch, adaptor, integrated...
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Electron beam systems - Temescal Metallurgical Corp. 1966
Topics: temescal, vacuum, electron, beam, metallurgical, evaporation, power, control, cycle, coater,...
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Software of the GE PAC 4000 - General Electric
Topics: program, lda, programs, routines, fortran, monitor, programmer, core, debugging, process, general...
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650A, 651A test oscillator - Hewlett-Packard Company 1964
Topics: output, frequency, voltage, cps, attenuator, calibrated, stability, dbm, voltmeter, model, output...
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Wideband FM Receiver - RHG Electronics Laboratory Inc.
Topics: wideband, rhg, bandwidth, rfi, discriminator, specifications, volt, receiver, frequency, monitor
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Expandable PDP-10 computer - Digital Equipment Corp.
Topics: digital, massachusetts, equipment, memory, corporation, macro, monitor, modes, dynamic, powerful,...
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Oct 19, 2017
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Compatibles/400 - General Electric Computers
Topics: data, tape, characters, program, system, electric, operating, memory, programs, operating system,...
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Compal 80 computer - Computer Power & Light Inc. 1977
Topics: computer, software, monitor, video, memory, warranty, disk, cassette, hitachi, monitors, computer...
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Self-Scan II panels for data terminals - Burroughs 1977
Topics: display, scan, logic, panel, input, data, voltage, panels, character, phase, phase clock, scan...
Datac 1000, tutorial board, microcomputer, controller - DATAC Engineering 1977
Topics: datac, interface, eprom, buffered, connector, data, memory, fully, powerful, board, touch pad, tim...
CAT-100, S-100 color graphics and imaging video frame grabber - Digital Graphic Systems 1980
Topics: color, video, rgb, image, lightpen, option, gray, frame, display, formats, image memory, composite...
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Sep 22, 2017
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TDL's Z80 System Software 1977
Topics: software, text, zapple, fortran, tdl, package, xitan, processor, allows, alpha, software...
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Service to convert DEC VT 100 monitor to color - ID Systems Corp.
Topics: rms, color, terminal, ohio, systems, retrofit, dec, specifications, colors, leds
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Sep 22, 2017
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Monitor Displays - Aydin 1970
Topics: arc, vector, generator, strobe, circle, pulse, intensity, negative, enter, microseconds, negative...
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Sep 22, 2017
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GIGI education computer terminal
Topics: gigi, graphics, gigl, color, text, character, terminal, software, interactive, applications, data...
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Macintosh family 3rd party video board reference chart 1991 - NEC
Topics: analog, color, macintosh, multisync, connectivity, monitor, nec, video, adapter, rasterops, video...
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Spark Portable Monochrome Adapter - Spark International Inc. 1990
Topics: spark, apple, monochrome, sampo, macintosh, screen, ikegami, vertical, monitor, officepro, video...
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Model 513 Biolaser System - Control Data Corp.
Topics: laser, beam, microscope, energy, spot, adapter, model, substage, microirradiation, biolaser, laser...
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US Direct Price List January 1991 - Aura Systems Inc.
Topics: scuzzygraph, color, pixel, model, suggested, rgb, direct, monitor, monochrome, factory, direct...
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Sep 11, 2017
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FUSIONews 29K Issues 3 Summer 1990 - AMD
Topics: software, quickdraw, processor, amd, apple, board, risc, graphics, performance, code, frame buffer,...
Frequency Extender Type FE-1-4.5 from Communication Electronics Inc. 1966
Topics: frequency, range, output, signal, input, band, receiver, cei, crystal, type, signal monitor,...
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Mincom PC-500 Recorder/Reproducer specifications
Topics: cps, ips, frequency, record, channel, avenue, tape, reproduce, monitor, braking, record level,...
CBS Laboratories, peak controller, level control, peak controller, program monitor
Topics: program, audimax, gain, volumax, cbs, dbm, output, laboratories, level, cps, cbs laboratories,...
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Jul 16, 2017
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The Concord Video Tape Recording System, from Concord Electronics - includes pictures, drawings, graphs, descriptions.
Topics: video, concord, recording, tape, television, aav, aaa, monitor, audio, picture, video tape, concord...
Plug-in amplifiers for consoles, film and tape recorders, and auditorium use from Stancil Hoffman Corp.
Topics: amplifier, octal, output, low, bias, oscillator, playback, preamplifier, distortion, power, bias...
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Conrac - Various television monitors and other equipment catalog
Topics: video, sync, horizontal, voltage, monitor, mounting, input, rack, vertical, volts, metal cabinet,...
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Reichert - Closed circuit television microscopy system June 1 1965
Topics: eyepiece, camera, television, monocular, microscope, monitor, pye, video, lox, reichert, television...
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Jul 13, 2017
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Profiting from your Dolby computer monitor
Topics: dolby, monitor, program, computer, help, programs, programmer, cma, hardware, standards, dolby...
Ted Nelson's Junk Mail Cartons
Jul 3, 2017
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Monitor Displays - Data sheet 8190
Topics: deflection, character, input, vector, generator, microseconds, strobe, intensity, arc, monitor,...
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ICT - Optical print quality monitor, specifications. "designed specifically for O.C.R. application"
Topics: potentiometer, field, size, scanning, desired, calibrated, density, scale, absolute, voids, paper...
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Honeywell - Visicorder Oscillograph Model 1806. Fiber-optics cathode-ray tube visicorder.
Topics: sweep, paper, recording, horizontal, signal, honeywell, recorded, input, crt, reference, paper...
Advance 6130 Central Processing System Preliminary Description Form 80 P-1A from EMR ASI Computer Division
Topics: memory, instruction, register, contents, operand, channel, interrupt, protect, bits, format, memory...
Mitchell Monitor Series Cameras and Accessories HS-16-E4 and Camera and Conex
Topics: camera, mitchell, schneider, conex, reflex, film, monitor, frame, viewing, lens, frame rate,...
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May 30, 2017
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Adage 4250 Graphics Terminal Flyer. The Price/Performance Leader that Understands Graphics Better than IBM. From ADAGE.
Topics: display, adage, ibm, graphics, interactive, microprogrammed, megabaud, data, console, channel,...
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Flyer for the Dilly Dolly, an Apple II transporting cart for use in classrooms. Handed out at the West Coast Computer Faire 1984. From Computers in Education.
Topics: dilly, mariposa, dolly, trademark, shelf, monitor, disk, drive, conveniently, san, dilly dolly